We currently have two questions that are essentially asking for protocol comparisons. One is already closed and fails to garner reopen votes even after a edits, the other stands at three close votes.
I want to get meta involved about the comparisons of the like and what I'd suggest should be a requirement for these questions to be on-topic.1
When protocol comparisons should off-topic
Both questions are in their first revisions way too broad since they do not contain any information about the goal of the IoT application the asker has in mind (Q1Rev1, Q2Rev1). Essentially the question is each time here are two protocols, which is better?
Those questions should be off-topic for two reasons:
- It asks for a complete pro-con analysis on all areas of the protocol. That's too broad.
- There is no real association to IoT
When protocol comparisons should be on-topic
- A clear goal of the IoT system is stated
- Clear requirements for the network level can be stated
Let's discuss our ideas and opinions which criteria should be added to which list or which criteria you disagree with.
1: Disclaimer: I voted to close both and refused a reopen vote to the first after an edit in the review queue. I retracted my close vote on the second after the edit.